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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:33 PM

Will moderates republicans switch over to the D column?

The teaparty takeover of the Republicans is complete. The fiscal fight and Sandy hook tragedy provided clear examples of who is incharge of that mental asylum masquerading as a political party.

If you are sane republican your options are

1) Fight the good fight within your own party
2) Form a third party
3) Become a Democrat ( follow Charlie Christ)

I really wish they follow 2 ... else we will begin to see instability in our own ranks if too many of the rats jump on to our ship.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:35 PM

1. It won't be for lack of wooing on the part of the Democrats

Former Repubs turning Dem would allow the Dems to give an even colder shoulder to the Emo Progs, a win-win.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:35 PM

2. Breaking up is hard to do.

The Dems have to give them a reason.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:40 PM

3. would they

 

become democrats...no, but they will become independents who will vote democrat more, in part because they would be pissed off at the republicans.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:43 PM

4. If you are sane republican your

If you are sane republican your existence is every bit as mythical as is a Unicorns....

There....I fixed it....

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:09 PM

5. Sure, why not?

After all history tells us that if they do that Democrats in leadership positions will wine and dine them and woo them like crazy, even if that means punching the hippie wing of their party just to make them happy.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:16 PM

6. What does 'moderate' mean?

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:18 PM

7. I've read that a lot of people who switch parties

do it in two stages. First they become independents. Then they switch to the other party.

So perhaps the current growth in the number of independents is partly due to moderate Republicans going through that process.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:19 PM

8. Midterm elections

That light you see might not be the end of the tunnel

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